Category Archives: Culture

Miscellany

Surveillance capitalism creeps me out. I don’t control my lights, door locks, or anything else by speaking commands to my 1st-generation Amazon Echo. Indeed, I shut the microphone off about a year ago and I only use it like a … Continue reading

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Lament

If I produced proof that Donald Trump was The Antichrist, many would reply “But Gorsuch! But Kavanaugh!” Continue reading

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This (sigh!) is as good as it gets

The conservative’s side of the United Methodist schism agreement is, alas, as good as it gets. Continue reading

Posted in Christendom, Christianity generally, Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Gnosticism, Liberal Groin Pieties, Marriage (real), Orthodoxy, Pretexting, Protestantism, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values | Leave a comment

Alternative Media

If you’ve come to distrust mainstream news as much as I have, some advice: There are many things going on in the world the truth about which you’ll never know for certain. My two favorite alternate media have become the … Continue reading

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Book Report 2019

My best reads this year, with excerpts from the last. Continue reading

Posted in Built Environment and Infrastructure, lifeworks, Miscellany, Small is Beautiful, Transvaluation of Values | Leave a comment

Same God?

Hang on here. I purposefully meander a bit today, which is a fitting way of sharing a little epiphany I had while reading un-Christmassy stuff (Thomas S. Kuhn and Ian Hacking, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition) on … Continue reading

Posted in Calvinism, Faith & Ideology, Heretics, liberalism, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Nominalism and Realism, Paradox, progressivism, Science, Virtue signaling | Tagged | Leave a comment

Motivated reasoning

Anyone who thinks Rolling Stone is prima facie a reliable interlocutor of the religious right deserves all the false certainty and motivated ignorance he gains there. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, deathworks, Journalism, Religious freedom

God bless the socialists

We’re all deeply in debt to some cantakerous socialists for doing work nobody else thought, or cared, to do. Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Damn rackets, grievance mongering, History, Journalism, progressivism, The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity, woke capital | Tagged

Punching down

More than 20 states have incorporated sexual orientation into their anti-discrimination statutes. As Charlotte Allen documents in “Punching Down,” this has empowered well-educated and well-paid gays to punish less educated, less wealthy neighbors who dare to refuse to bake a … Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Dignitary harm, grievance mongering, Legalia, Political Matters, Rights Talk, Sexualia

What it takes to keep a man alive

I just can’t resist a good Thomas More analogy … Continue reading

Posted in lifeworks, Marriage (real)